Tag: intravenous drug use

Florida Needle Exchange Programs With the heroin epidemic repeatedly making headlines throughout Southern Florida, it is in the best interest of state legislators to begin making some significant strides towards change. While fatal overdose is by far the largest problem the state currently faces in regards to intravenous drug use, the continuous and extensive spread

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Needle Exchange Programs Needle exchange programs, also known as NEPs, have recently been established as a current standard of nationwide health care. These community-based systems allow intravenous drug users to exchange their used syringes for clean, sterile ones in an effort to reduce the spreading of damaging and potentially lethal blood-borne illnesses such as Hepatitis

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